Sunday, September 16, 2012

Weekend Features - 9/16/2012

Valerie Thistlethwaite feeds her tuxedo cat Hanna at her Brownsville home Sunday afternoon. Thistlethwaite is a finalist in the Purina Cat Chow Real Stories Project which is a national contest that seeks out the best people/pet combinations. Thistlethwait became a finalist in the "What My Cat Means to Me" category with her short essay dedicated to her late cat Misty who passed away earlier this year. Before her passing, Misty adopted Hanna as her own and Thistlethwaite discovered that cats can mourn as well since Hanna did just that after Misty was out to sleep. The essay ends with "My Misty- I Love You!"

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Weekend Features - 9/9/2012

Ava Fisher, 3, of Uniontown is taught the art of hanging upside-down by her grandmother Pat Ozanich at Areford Park in South Union Township, Sunday afternoon. Ozanich and her husband were at the park spending time with their granddaughters before heading home together for the evening Steelers game.
Alexander Edwards, 4, and Kaylee Wilburn, 8, of Uniontown scale the jungle gym together at Areford Park in South Union Township, Sunday afternoon.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Mount St. Macrina Annual Pilgrimage - 9/1/2012

Bishop John Kudric (left to right), Archbishop William Skurla, Bishop Gerald Dino and Bishop John Pazak lead the Pilgrims in a parastas at Mount Saint Macrina in North Union Township, Saturday evening. The parastas is an Orthodox memorial service to honor the departed.
Mother Theodora of Burton, OH is welcomed to the pilgrimage by Cathy Crawford of Luthersburg, Pa Saturday afternoon. Theodora was a sister at Mount Macrina for 13 years before transferring to Christ the Bridegroom Monestary in Burton.
David Bratnick (left), 16, of Cleveland, OH compares journal notes with his life long friend Dan Loya, 18, during the teen pilgrimage, Saturday afternoon. Bratnicks says that the journals are an activity encouraged by the leaders of the pilgrimage to document their journey through their faith.